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Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski

Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski

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I can't say enough great things about Dr. J and the Mayo Clinic. First of all, I met with a couple other surgeons first and they all basically blew it off and told me not to worry about the pectus. But when I first met with Dr. J it felt like a much more comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. She seems to genuinely care about the condition and its effects on patients, which was definitely not a vibe that I got from the other surgeons. As far as the operation itself, I felt like it was a much easier experience than a lot of the experiences I have read on forums. I chose Dr J not only because she is very experienced, especially with adults, but also because of her techniques. She uses shorter bars, more bars to disperse the pressure, and she doesn't use stabilizers. I think all of those were a factor in my easy recovery. I believe I was in the hospital for 5 days. Be ready to work because they have you walking and using a spirometer right away. They are very aggressive with the pain management too, which is almost as important as the procedure itself. Other than the occasional sneeze/cough I can't recall my pain being over a 6 or 7/10. I was running about a month after the procedure and back to lifting weights at 6 weeks. I had my bars in for a little over 4 years. I really barely noticed they were there to be honest. I would've left them in if there weren't concerns of complications down the road. I just had my bars removed a week ago and that also went pretty smoothly. That was an outpatient procedure. I had a hematoma rupture and had to go back to the hospital but other than that it wasn't bad. I'm a little more sore than I expected but the bar removal is not as bad as the initial procedure. Cosmetically the chest looks great. There doesn't seem to be any regression whatsoever, which I was worried about. She wasn't able to fix the rib flaring but she gave me some pretty good leads on companies that make braces. Overall I give my experience an A+ all around!

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Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
3.7
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I'm not crazy afterall! It's PECTUS all this time!

What a relief to finally know have a diagnosis and know what is wrong with with me after a lifetime of symptoms and various doctors appointments and no answers! For me externally I basically just looked liked I had great cleavage so if it wasn't for my declining health & heart symptoms... I'm just so grateful! My cardiologist found fluid around my heart which lead to a CT which found my Pectus. I was never tested on inhale & exhale so Haller index probably was deeper. I did my research & found Dr. J at the Mayo in Phoenix. I can't stress enough how important it is to find the right surgeon & care team for this procedure, especially for my age. My husband & made the trip from Virginia to AZ for my surgery. I am currently 7 months post-op and feel great! I am beyond thrilled with my decision & can't thank Dr. J & her team enough! I can breathe fully for the 1st time in my life!! I have more energy than did before & it's spring here in Virginia & usually I am am on asthma medication & inhalers & I am free of all of that this year! Truly amazing!

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Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
3.9
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Thrilled-Relieved-Grateful!

I am the parent of a young man who had a Nuss procedure performed by Dr. J in June of 2013, shortly after his 15th birthday. Despite playing varsity soccer and running cross country, he had a Haller index of 5.75 and failed his initial stress test, so in addition to reaching the age where the cosmetic appearance has begun to bother him, it was starting to slow down his physical activity as well. We could have had the surgery done locally by a general surgeon, but after doing online research, I knew traveling to AZ for Dr. J to do the procedure was absolutely the right thing for us and well worth any additional work for travel. She and her team were knowledgeable, compassionate, and easy to work with. They took great care to put my son's (and mine!) mind at ease about what would be taking place. The only complication was having to stay in a hotel for his post-op time, as we had traveled out of state for the surgery. But even that hassle was well worth it in the end. My son is now one-month post having the bars removed, age 19, a freshman in college, and feels wonderful. He has never regretted having the surgery, even during the rough days post-op. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. J and the care she took of my son, or the wonderful job she did treating his pectus --- we are forever grateful!!

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Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
5.75
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9.8
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Dr. Jaroszewski changed my life!

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Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
6.9
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Dr. J and her entire team were amazing. Special thanks to Kelly Myers, Jackie Hurley and Dr. Jaroszewski for taking such great care of Jake and of his parents :) Jake is recovering well and his chest looks great! We are so very grateful to all of you.

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Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
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